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Your "Big Red" factor - the most unique thing in your application: Essays again. When I saw the envelope form Cornell I had no idea they were sending out acceptances so early, so I wasn't expecting that acceptance at all. I'm grateful and excited to potentially be part of the Big Red community next year!!
Cornell University Writing Supplement - Cornell Admissions
It sounds like this is on the main common portion of your application though, so I imagine it will have less of an impact there than if it was in your Cornell engineering essay. Did you show in your essay a clear indication of your plans and why you felt Cornell is a good fit for you? (That would hopefully more than compensate for any confusion from the one word response in the future plans section...)
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Last year Cornell ran our pilot for test-optional applications only in our online —this year we’ve included that option in the Common Application because we learned it was a valuable choice. This year we’re testing options around the college essay in our application—if you have a student who doesn’t feel comfortable writing an essay for application, we will accept an alternate writing sample, something they really have pride in from their high school research or writing courses. Our college application is always going to be more flexible and a bit ahead of the curve of what is offered in the Common Application, though we consider both applications equally no matter which one students choose to complete.I have already finished the Common App essay, and am very satisfied with it, but I want to make sure that what I'm doing will not be held against me. As I've noted, I've applied to nine schools out of HS and three for transfer, but at the end of it all, I am convinced that Cornell is where I truly want to be. I discuss how I have re-evaluated myself and grown throughout the application processes, my general reasons for transferring, and the many things about I love about Cornell. However, beyond simply mentioning that I am convinced that Cornell is right for me (which is a fair thing to do - it shows admissions that I'm only applying to one school and has been done by successful candidates before) I discuss the Cornell community and my experience with the school in depth. On one hand, I avoid trashing my current school and focus on the positives of what I seek (specifically in Cornell). However, I do not wish to mess with the guidelines. Is it OK for me to discuss the social benefits of Cornell (diversity, campus, school pride & philosophy, etc...) specifically in my Common App essay and focus on the ILR academics in the "Why Cornell" essay?